This session is a highly interactive core workshop for Ambassadors to practice the skills they have learned throughout their Diversity Development experiences. Based on the book "Building a House for Diversity" by R. Roosevelt Thomas, this workshop will focus on what our community has and what it still needs in order to build a house for diversity.

This workshop is only available for individuals working on their Diversity Ambassador Certificate.


  • Discuss the components of a diverse and inclusive "house" on the Virginia Tech campus.
  • Explore paradigms and terminology that affect diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand the role of the individual in affecting diversity and inclusion.
  • Connect the participant's results of the diversity maturity index to their unit goals in the context of InclusiveVT.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Certificate Available

This workshop is a core requirement for the Diversity Ambassador Certificate.